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Monday, May 12, 2014
Tommy James and the Shondells, whose hits include "Crimson and Clover" and "I Think We're Alone Now," will be coming to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 18. It's one of five new shows announcedfor the mountaintop venue. Tickets go on sale Saturday.

Five more concerts were added to the calendar of Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

They are:

The Zombies, Aug. 17, 8 p.m.

Ana Popovic, Sept. 13, 8 p.m.

Tommy James & the Shondells, Oct. 18, 8 p.m.

Robin Trower, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

The Tubes, Nov. 1, 8 p.m.

Tickets for all five concerts go on sale Saturday.

The Zombies are an English rock band. Formed in 1961 in St. Albans and led by Rod Argent on piano and Colin Blunstone on vocals, the band scored hits in the mid- and late-1960s with "She's Not There," "Tell Her No" and "Time of the Season."

Friday, May 9, 2014

"Bears."

The title says it all.

It's as simple as that in the Disneynature documentary about a family of Alaskan Kodiak Brown bears.

Wait.

Where's the voice of Morgan Freeman?

Morgan Freeman is the go-to guy for voice-overs, television commercials and animal kingdom documentaries. "March of the Penguins" (2005) wouldn't have been the same without the voice of Morgan Freeman.

John C. Reilly narrates "Bears."

Yes, that John C. Reilly, known for playing goofy, doofus-like clods in comedies, i.e., "Step Brothers" (2008).

Monday, April 28, 2014
Blue Oyster Cult will be returning Friday night to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Next up at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe is the double-header concert, Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat, on Friday, May 2.

For nearly four decades, Blue Oyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. The Long Island based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work.

Blue Oyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Two concerts are featured this weekend at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Tonight, the rock band Queensryche will be performing at 8. Opening will be Red Dragon Cartel.

At 8 p.m. Saturday, Sha Na Na is presenting its 45th anniversary show and will highlight songs from the movie "Grease." Sha Na Na was cast as Johnny Casino and the Gamblers in the iconic film.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The musical "West Side Story" will be presented at Marian Catholic High School this weekend. Cast members include, from left, Christian Legath, Olivia Sposato, Kelsey Hurst, Joseph Letcher, Philip DeSantis and Mary Susan McAndrew.

The Marian Catholic High School Class of 2014 will present "West Side Story" this weekend, with performances at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theater's finest accomplishments.

Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is transported to New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American Jets" and the "Puerto Rican Sharks."

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is a return to form for the action genre.

The Marvel Comics superhero sequel wisely eschews an overdependence on computer-generated imagery. Instead, the film concentrates on character development, dialogue scenes between the main characters and several impressive live-action scenes.

"Captain America" bristles with the kinetic energy of some of the best of the action-movie genre, including "The Terminator" (1984), "Total Recall" (1990) and "Die Hard" (1988).

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Underwater Sounds

With a sound that is reggae fusion, with distinct overtones of ska, funk and rock, the Underwater Sounds headline JimThorpe's Earth DayCelebration on Saturday, April 26, along with special guests, The WallaceBrothers.

The band from Philadelphia has impressive credentials their 2010 record was voted number one debut album by WXPN.org's The Key, and in 2011 the Underwater Sounds were nominated for two Asbury Park music awards, Best Groove Band and Top Female Vocalist.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is an actor-studded comedy-drama that bristles with the joy of cinema. The film is a concoction of dizzying dialogue, madcap pacing, larger-than-life characters, bizarre encounters, manic escapades and stunning visuals.

While the film seems to have little to do with Budapest, Hungary, it is inspired by the sense of time and place of Eastern Europe sometime between the wars: World War I and World War II.

Monday, April 14, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) – "Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas.

The strong second-week performance for the Walt Disney release in North America was enough to narrowly edge 20th Century Fox's "Rio 2" in a springtime battle of sequels. The animated Amazon jungle tale "Rio 2" debuted with $39 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, almost exactly the opening weekend total of the 2011 Oscar-nominated original.